Sicana odorifera
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Sicana odorifera

casa banana
curuba

  Family CUCURBITACEAE 
  Genus Sicana 

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Identification
Genus  Sicana Species  odorifera Variety  Cultivar  Common names  casa banana   curuba Family  CUCURBITACEAE Specimen number  S5297 Data source  Frgnt p365
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The fruit of Sicana odorifera have a faintly sweet aroma.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  scented fruit Fragrance parts  Fruit Fragrance intensity  Faint Fragrance category  Faintly sweet Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Salads   Preserves   Pies   Cooked   Fresh   Steamed Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  Smooth textured, with a small amount of fiber. Light sweetness suggestive of a banana infused with pineapple and strawberry.
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Sicana odorifera is a native plant in the natural environment and may have originated from South America.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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